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Pyrkiä (Verb type1)


  1. (+ (3rd infinitive in) illative) to strive, endeavour, seek to (to attempt through application of effort)
  2. to plan to become, aspire to be, run for office (to work towards or hope to attain a position)
    Hän pyrkii presidentiksi.
    He plans to become president. / He is running for president.
    Lapsena hän pyrki solistiksi.
    As a child, she aspired to be a soloist.
  3. to pursue (to aim for)
    Hän oli päättänyt pyrkiä rauhaan.
    He had decided to try to make peace.
  4. to tend (to have a tendency to)
    Hinnat pyrkivät nousemaan.
    Prices tend to rise.


Indicative Conjugations

The present, imperfect, perfect, and pluperfect (past perfect) tenses in English correspond to "speaks", "spoke", "has spoken", and "had spoken".

Conditional Conjugations

The conditional present and perfect moods in English typically correspond to "would" and "would have".